Halloween fun, museums, community planning and your weekly round up of all things LGIU
And Finally... 28 Oct. 22
Our new weekly round-up of shareable resources!
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Super spooky! What it's like to be the Head of Culture in the 'Halloween capital of the world'
Halloween is almost here! LGIU's Thomas Lynch talks with Derry and Strabane Council's Head of Culture Aeidin McCarter about how Derry's celebration of Halloween in Northern Ireland has put it on the global tourism map. They discuss more widely how cultural events are bringing the community together for a brighter future. Read it here.
More from LGIU
We look at some spooktacular local government efforts. From recounting tales of local ghosts to making sure kids stay safe, councils around the globe are at the heart of our community celebrations of Halloween.
This briefing, open with free sign-in, presents highlights from a panel discussion hosted by Municipal Association of Victoria and LGIU Australia how the proliferation of short-term rental accommodation is impacting local housing availability and what levers councils have to respond.
This second edition focuses on what the LGIU Ireland team has been up to as well as a tailored local government focus on reports and updates from across Ireland.
Laura Catchpole, LGIU Associate, looks at museums and their roles in our communities as part of our Global Local bulletin on museums and heritage. If you're an LGIU member or Global Local subscriber, check out our latest Global Local bulletin on museums.
A highlight of what's to come next month as well as an overview of our recent briefings that will support councils in Scotland (an elsewhere, too!). Read here.
LGIU staff picks
Weekly highlights of what we're reading, watching or listening to that we thought you might like, too. What do you recommend?
To read or listen: Kim Fellows, our Scotland Commissioning Editor, has been reading The Five: The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. She says "It's a well researched look at the short, brutal lives of working class women, women who bore the brunt of homelessness, war and migration at the time of the industrial revolution and the impacts on families." There's also a podcast which Ingrid Koehler recommends. "Bad Women: The Ripper Retold is based on The Five. It was compelling listening with some strong lessons on housing and public space for safety if you bring a local government ear. There's also a Season 2 which looks at the lives of the victims of a WWII serial murderer in London. I might give that a go on Halloween."
To drink: After the Cllr awards last week (check out highlights and winners), our LGIU crew and local hosts at Bath and North East Somerset enjoyed a well-deserved drink. Apparently, the bartenders didn't know how to make our Head of Engagement Jen Pufky's favourite cocktail - the espresso martini, so she showed them how. We're all about sharing practical information. Here's the recipe.
Exclusive policy briefings
Our latest Membership and Global Local subscription briefings:
- Addressing fuel poverty: locally and nationally, immediate and long term. UK, Open to corporate members
- Stepping forward: how councils are responding to the cost-of-living crisis. UK, Open to corporate members.
- Local authority regulation to improve supported and specialist ‘exempt’ housing. England and Wales, Open to corporate embers
- The climate of COP27: the state of play and what lies ahead, Open to Global Local subscribers and corporate members.
- Feeling the heat – tools for greening and cooling. Australia, Open to corporate members
- Global Local Bulletin: Museums and local history. Our weekly topical roundup of innovation and good practice. Open to GL subscribers and corporate members.
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LGIU events and training
One year on from COP-26, LGIU and VLGA bring you a panel of council Chief Executives from across the globe to discuss what’s happened in the last twelve months and the ongoing implications for local government of the COP-26 discussions and resolutions.
Free for LGiU or VLGA members (non-members $49.50/£29.70)
Date: Thursday 10 November
- 08:30 UK/Ireland
- 18:30 AEDT
Squeeze in some learning over lunch in our four part lunch and learn session on UK local government finance. They'll provide councillors and officers with a thorough grounding of finance and funding.
Sandwich not included.
This story made us smile.
Preserving pub culture
This edition of And Finally has celebrated a variety of cultural assets like museums and festivals, but let us not forget the humble pint...
|Sydney pubs to receive heritage protection|
Twenty-seven neighbourhood pubs will receive heritage protection from Sydney's Inner West Council in an effort to preserve the neighbourhood’s "renowned pub culture" and serve as a safeguard against prospective redevelopment of cherished watering places. Seven pubs in Balmain, six in Rozelle, and four in Newtown have been identified as being conserved after a four-year process, including the former location of the Sandringham Hotel, formerly a renowned live music venue and now a mini golf course. Some pubs are already located in heritage conservation areas but will now be explicitly protected under the council’s local environment plan.
Sydney Morning Herald
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